A group of lawmakers tasked with studying and potentially proposing a bill to require Wyoming voters to show identification at polling places decided not to pursue the matter Tuesday. A trio of county clerks told members of the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee that they didn’t believe a lot of people purposely voted fraudulently in Wyoming. The clerks believed a bigger problem was people voting in the wrong precinct — some purposely and some inadvertently.
Critics of the bill said it would have made voting difficult for people who didn’t have driver’s licenses, including the elderly, poor and minorities.
Committee co-chairwoman Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Sheridan, said there wouldn’t be enough time to research and craft a bill to address the issues since the 2014 Legislature will meet only briefly to discuss the state’s budget.